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We’re getting a playhouse

Well I should really say that C is getting a playhouse but i’m not sure who is more excited about it, her or me.
She keeps asking if “her garden is ready yet?”

We went today and ordered her playhouse from No1 discount shed factory in Huyton,
we chose the 7×6 foot  bay cottage with veranda  although I know that C wanted the biggest possible one, the space that we have to fit it in wouldn’t have allowed for it and i’m sure we would have needed planning permission for anything bigger lol

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C showing you where her house will go

The whole garden is getting a face lift so that we can actually  get out and use it more. Our garden was paved a few years ago after the dogs tore up the lawn in the snow so a new false lawn is going down on the 16th May and her house is arriving on the 13th May ( Friday the 13th….hope that’s not a bad sign)

Where the paving once was

Where the paving once was, the grass soon will be :D

We still have work to do on the garden over the next couple of weeks before the major works start. Weeds need pulling up and weedkiller needs to be put down, we need to clear and jet wash the patio as well.
Once the house is in it will need to be painted before the grass goes down so please pray that the weekend of the 14th is lovely weather wise.

I really hope that the weather this summer is nice so that we can spend a lot of time outside enjoying the garden.

Sorry I was AWOL again.

I have been quite again recently and I am sorry for not posting. I just don’t seem to be able to find time to write very much.
I know that I don’t have to post often or at all really but I like to post and to share what we have been doing. It helps to keep me sane, helps to remember special things and events. It also is a way keep everyone who wants to know what we have been up to in the loop.

So here is some of the things that we have been dealing with:-

– My Granddad John Caldwell aka Pop’s passed away on the 21st September. He had been in St Luke’s nursing home in Runcorn for a while, being cared for as he had advanced Dementia, his funeral was on the 5th October.
It was a lovely send off, and although C and I didn’t go to the Church we attended the Cremation and wake. She behaved so very well and I was so proud of her.

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C in her Funeral outfit looking so grown up

– I have also been working extra shifts in work to cover holidays as well as going to University open days and trying to sort out my UCAS application as I want to go back to Uni very soon.
I will be shadowing some Nurses over the next few weeks as well to get some extra experience for my application in the hopes that it will improve my chances of gaining a place on the course.

– We have started Potty Training C as well as a visit from the Dummy fairy. (I will write more about this in another post.)

– I am going away to London on Friday with my best friend as a belated birthday treat so I look forward to telling you about that as well.

I will try to post more often and keep up to date with posts as best I can.
I have plans about post to add in the run up to Christmas, so watch this space.

sorry for radio silence

For the last 2 weeks I havnt really had a chance to write or post anything, It’s been a very busy time with an awful lot happening, it felt like a years worth of problems all in the space of a couple of weeks.

C was sick for a few days she was all out of sorts, she must have caught a vomiting bug from somewhere :(

We had to say goodbye to Dan’s Great Auntie Maggie on the 29th as well, she was a lovely lady who taken far too soon.

Then Finley was ill, he was fine all day on Wednesday the 29th, then he refused to eat his tea and was just laying in the Livingroom  its not the 1st time he has been sleepy and off his food and with C being ill I didn’t know if he had a bug or something too, I wasn’t feeling great either so had an early night. I got up in the middle of the night for more tablets and came down to get some and found Fin lay out one the hall floor and he wouldnt move. I let Freddie out and then Fin stumbled into the garden and basically collapsed. I had to get Dad to help me carry him in and we called the vets who said to take him straight in. We had to rush him in to the vets at 1.30 am and they couldnt hear his heartbeat. he was in cardiac shock. He had fluid drained from around his heart, was put on a drip and had scans and x-rays.

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Luckily he is ok at them moment but it is still a mystery as to what caused him to get so sick so quickly. I just hope that he doesn’t get it again as I don’t want to loose him.

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I have also had tonsillitis again, I should really see about getting my tonsils taken out as it happens far to often and makes me feel awful.

My mum is also ill with her stomach again, I really hope that she gets better quickly as I hate seeing her so ill. She is in a lot of pain and is unable to eat, it really affects her mood as well which is understandable.
I really wish that there was something that the doctors could do to prevent it.

My grandparents have also been ill, I swear our families need to be quarantined as we all seem to be sick at the moment.

I am going to try and get back into writing when I can I just havnt had a chance.
Please think about us and pray for good health.

xxx

This week is a busy work week

This week seems to be very busy.
I’m working 6 out of 7 days, doing double shifts on two days as well as CPR training on Monday night, Guides on Tuesday night and a guide camp activity day in Warrington on Saturday. I don’t have one free day this week, and I’m looking for activities to take C too.

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My diary pages are looking a lot fuller than usual. I usually work Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

The rest of my week is spent :-

  • Looking after C, who is active and only occasionally naps during the day.
  • Food shopping -Although I must admit I mostly do it online now as its easier.
  • A little cleaning – I should do more really but its difficult with the toddler
  • Guides- I do guides every Tuesday evening of term time, as well as the odd activity day meeting and training.
  • Other shopping – birthday cards, presents, Christmas bits, clothes etc that need doing on a weekly basis
  • Seeing friends- I try to see people when I can, not always possible but I try.
  • Blogging – As you can probably tell by how far down the list this is and by how much I’ve posted lately, I don’t get too much free time to blog during the week, its snatched moments as and when I get a chance and a lot of my posts are drafted many times adding small snip bits of information as and when.

Busy weeks are a blessing and a curse, they will fly over and it will be a week closer to Christmas but it also means that C is a week older.
She no longer looks like a baby, not that she really seemed like a little baby for that long at all since she walked at 9 months, but she is starting to loose the toddler look and look a lot more like a little girl.
She is just growing up too fast and I know there is no way to stop it, I just have to keep taking photo’s, backing them up and also blogging.
Blogging is my way of documenting our lives as they happen, the interesting and the mundane, I want to remember everything and share it all with whoever wants to read.

Ellie
xxx

Moments that mattered in 2013

I have just read a blog about telling people about a moment that mattered to you in 2013. It could be a big or tiny moment, life changing or every day occurrence that has just mattered to you.

My moment that mattered to me in 2013 is very obvious to everyone who knows me or to anyone who reads my blog. my moment was the moment I became a mum, The moment Baby C was born. The moment my truly amazing and beautiful baby girl came to change my life and touch the lives of all those around us.

This moment …

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I’ve had a few other moments that meant something to me in 2013

  • Celebrating with one of my best friends at her wedding.
  • Being asked to bake a wedding cake, which I cannot wait to do this year.
  • Getting a new (to me) car.
  • Starting my Blog and learning a lot along the way
  • celebrating life everyday and spending time with family we didn’t think would make it to see 2014.

Here are some of my favourite pictures from 2013.

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the three amigoes

the three amigoes

I think this is my favorite out of them all!

I think this is my favorite out of them all!

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2013 was a year full of amazing and lovely moments,  I hope 2014 is filled with even more special moments.

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